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'Santa Cruz United' Volunteer May Have Violated the Law, Video Shows
by Santa Cruz News Network
Wednesday Jul 17th, 2019 7:51 PM
A video posted today on social media shows Attorney Jane Becker, a volunteer with Santa Cruz United, tabling downtown on July 15 and refusing to allow a member of the public to read one of the petitions the group is circulating to recall Santa Cruz City Councilmembers Drew Glover and Chris Krohn. Additionally, the video shows Becker jumping up from her table and attempting to take the petition away from the individual seeking information, who later explained that Becker physically grabbed their arm aggressively in that moment. When the person shouted "don't touch me" in response, Becker can be heard on the video saying, "Oh my God, what a little coward, what a little pussy you are". According to the recall guide posted to the City of Santa Cruz website, anyone circulating a recall petition must by law allow potential signers to read the petition. "Any person working for the proponents of a recall petition who refuses to allow a prospective signer to read the petition is guilty of a misdemeanor," the recall guide states.

Photo: Screen capture of a video that shows Attorney Jane Becker getting physical while soliciting recall petition signatures for Santa Cruz United.

Jane Becker, who is also a Take Back Santa Cruz member, posted to the Santa Mierda hate blog on July 16 that she called the police during the incident because she felt 'threatened' and 'harassed'.

The video, however, shows that Becker was the aggressor and that she may have violated multiple laws in the process.

A list of businesses to boycott that are supporting the recall effort can be found: here.

by Santa Cruz News Network Wednesday Jul 17th, 2019 7:51 PM
by Scavenger Thursday Jul 18th, 2019 8:46 AM
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by Santa Cruz News Network Thursday Jul 18th, 2019 1:09 PM
Videos show Jane Becker of Santa Cruz United (and Take Back Santa Cruz) violating election law.

§Jane Becker
by Santa Cruz News Network Thursday Jul 18th, 2019 1:19 PM
Attorney Jane Becker of Santa Cruz United and Take Back Santa Cruz.

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by ReaderWriterLover
Thursday Jul 18th, 2019 1:50 PM
Carol Polhamus of Santa Cruz United is spreading lies about election law and specifically this incident.

She is saying volunteers can't let people read petitions with signatures on them because it would violate privacy laws.

This is obviously a lie because:

1. Anyone signing the petition can easily see and read the other signatures. There is no way to prevent that with the petition sheets SCU is using.

2. If what Carol Polhamus says is true, then people wouldn't people able to read the petition sheet they are signing, opening up the process to potential fraud. People absolutely have to be allowed to read what they are signing. That is their right.

It's all about the undemocratic dirty tricks and the lies with Santa Cruz United.
by ReaderWriterLover
Thursday Jul 18th, 2019 2:20 PM
Carol should read the City's Recall Guide. It says something different than she is saying.
by Never Again is NOW
Sunday Jul 21st, 2019 10:49 AM
... we're looking at an infantile fascist here. She even ripped Alan Dershowitz's name and introduction out of the copy of The Mueller Report she was showing off on the table (showing off, but wasn't able to answer questions about it, so clearly not reading it). How completely feeble-minded.

The rule of law and democratic principles mean nothing to her type. It appears that she's taking her cues on how to behave from that orange despot that is currently occupying the white house. She looks like she just came from a tRump rally anyway... Probably a TERF, too.

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